A recent court case is evident that time lapse will not hinder the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission from recovering public property from grabbers.

Just this week, EACC moved to court to recover Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) land valued at Kshs.380 million that was allegedly allocated to a Mombasa-based glass manufacturer two decades ago.

According to documents filed before the Environment and Land Court, the KPA land was allegedly alienated by the then Commissioner of Lands Wilson Gachanja illegally and allocated to Milly Glassworks Limited formerly known as Bawazir Glass Works.

The parcel of land reference No. MSA/Block XLVII/156 located, Liwatoni Mombasa County was divided into two with one piece being allocated to the private company. The land which houses Kenya Fisheries offices is public land belonging to KPA.

The anti-graft agency is seeking to have the subdivision and the lease declared illegal. Further, the Commission is seeking an order to evict the firm and its servants from the disputed property.

According to EACC, the land was reserved for public use, and hence was not available for alienation.

The anti-graft agency has already recovered grabbed public properties worth over Ksh.6.3billion in the last Financial Year alone.

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